First State Investments is to launch a Latin America fund, targeting UK and European wholesale and institutional investors. It will be managed by Jonathan Asante and Millar Mathieson with Alan Nesbit as deputy fund manager.
For years, many people considered the payment of the state pension as an insignificant bonus, a small addition to a decent pension from an employer’s occupational pension scheme or a top-up to a personal pension for the self-employed. For low-earners, however, many of whom have not been in pensionable employment, the state pension has often been their sole income, their financial lifeline in retirement.
Former RBS chairman Sir Tom McKillop has denied Government claims that there was an ‘elaborate ruse’ between him and RBS senior independent director Bob Scott to pay former CEO Sir Fred Goodwin more than he was contractually entitled to.
DWP report backs up the theory that inertia is strong enough to overcome the impact on pay of increasing contributions Last year was full of developments in the pensions world. Defined benefit consolidation, collective defined contribution schemes and the pension dashboards were all the subject of government consultation and policy development. But perhaps the most […]
The FCA’s website and Unbiased have been criticised as unhelpful in a major review of the communications received by members of British Steel Pension Scheme The review, commissioned by the Pensions Regulator and led by former Money Advice Service boss chief executive Caroline Rookes has been published today. It looks into communications and support provided […]
Obtaining cover for people with medical issues can be difficult, so is it best left to the specialists? Protecting a client’s income is viewed by many advisers as the foundation upon which other aspects of financial planning are built. However, for clients with pre-existing health conditions, obtaining cover may not be that easy. Depending on […]